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Long Beach, California, United States
Welcome to my blog. Looking through my posts you will find that I love and have a passion for photography and although my expertise so to speak is in Sports Action, I have been getting into wildlife and senior portraits. No matter what I'm shooting I want to bring my client the best possible shot I can and give them / you a photograph that you will cherish for a lifetime. If your looking for someone to capture your child in action, to show the intensity and emotion in which your child plays, look no further. Just drop me a line (e-mail) at homerkenpo@aol.com. I cover most areas in Southern Califoria.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Huntington Beach Pier

We've had some rain out here in So. Cal the last few days.  We'll just yesterday I was getting ready to head out for a little Christmas shopping and saw thoughts the clouds looked mincing, so I went back inside and got my camera gear so I can head to the beach after some shopping.

Normally I go to Seal Beach, but decided to see how things looked at Huntington Beach this time.  There were a lot more people out and about then what I would normally encounter at Seal Beach, but thought I'd give it a chance and see what I could get.

With HDR's I really don't know how things will look until I get home and play with them on my laptop, but have to say once I took a look and started playing I was very happy with the result.

I will add there were a lot of photographers out shooting at Huntington Beach and not all for sunsets.  Most were doing family portraits.  I guess its a popular spot for photographers.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bolsa Chica Wet Lands - Seal Beach Pier

First - there are a couple of things going on here.

Football season is over, which means that I again have my Thursday afternoons and Friday evenings back.  Now don't get me wrong, there is nothing more exciting then being on the sidelines of a football game capturing the action, but when football is in season I neglect myself and my passion.  I do love shooting sports, but I love getting outside and enjoying what the world has to offer me as well, this usually means wildlife and senics / sunsets.

Needless to say I took my first opportunity to head out to Bolsa Chica Wet Lands to see what was out.  The activity was very quite, but I was able to get a few shots and I misjudged the time (due to recent time change) and got out a little late, so after taking a few shots I noticed the sunset and thought I head over to Seal Beach Pier to see what I could get.

Got to the pier just in time to take a few HDR shots.

Whats important and this is advice I give to other photographers, is to simply get out and do something for you.  We all got into photography for our own reasons and tend to have a specialty, but sometimes we need to get outside with just our camera and take pictures.  Why, well because its what we do.

So enjoy these shots "Just Because"

Saturday, November 10, 2012

First Round CIF Pac-5 Playoffs Lakewood Varsity vs Mater Dei

Not sure how to start this post, other than this isn't the way I wanted to end my football season.

Lakewood has had a rough time this year getting things together.  They have gone from doing everything wrong to playing some of the best football I've seen.

I knew this was going to be a tough game for Lakewood, but man I didn't think it would go in the direction it did.  Final score was 71-10 Mater Dei.  So with that my football season has come to an end

With the game going like it did I had a rough time capturing Lakewood in action, so my goal and something I will try to work on is capturing other non-action shots better.

Let's start off with the cheerleaders - You all ROCK! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Night Out Shooting Billiards

Every couple of months I meet up with some friends who have a passion and love for photography as I do.  We'll meet up and different spots to shoot various things and well, to simply get together for some talk, food, and of course some photography.

This get together was at a local billiards / sports bar in Newport Beach.  Had a great time hanging with my buds Shelly, Shannon, and a new addition John.  Was a pleasure to meet you John.

Spent more time enjoying every ones company then I did shooting, but I did manage to get a few shots.